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0356 » The Fall of Númenor Pt 31 » SA2899 » Ar-Adûnakhôr and Ar-Gimilzôr

In the last episode, we considered the decreasing reign and lifespans of the rulers of Númenor in the late third millennium of the Second Age, and the root causes of their decline.

In this episode, we pick up where we left off, with the death of Tar-Ardamin, the first N ruler to live less than 300 years, and the taking of the sceptre by his son, Ar-Adûnakhôr, and Númenor’s increasing enmity toward the Elves and the Valar.

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The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle) » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » Tolkien Road Ep 364

0364 » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle)

With Sauron having been defeated and disembodied at the end of the Second Age, and a time of peace settling in upon the free lands of Middle-earth, how do we arrive at the events of The Lord of the Rings, some 3,000 years later?

The account we’ll be looking at in this episode is taken entirely from Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, and describes the major events that lead up to A Long-Expected Party, and the forming of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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